Amazing Stories Science Fiction t-shirt by Duncan Long

The Amazing Stories Magazine, T-shirts are now available. And they make the perfect gift for science fiction fans — including gifts to yourself if you’re one such person, of course. And, yes, that’s my rocket on the front.

To buy a T-shirt you’ll need to sign up for a free membership  (no strings attached — the editor is trying to gain a following to help finance moving the magazine to print). Then you can order a shirt.

The only catch is that the run of the black background T-shirts is limited to 150, so they’re being sold on a first come/ first served basis.

Here’s the link to find out more about the Amazing Stories T-shirts.

Here’s my original illustration that’s being used for the T-shirt:

Amazing Takeoff - a sci-fi book cover picture by Duncan Long

As you can see, the Earth and space station were removed to make the T-shirt design a bit more dramatic. Also the ship was “flipped” and given some Amazing Stories insignia to make it “official.”

The original idea was to create a rocket ship that was a throwback to the 1950s era of science fiction. So imagine our surprise when we saw a mockup a few weeks later of a jet/rocket craft that a British company was developing that appears very similar to this design, though with a much longer body. Sometimes reality imitates art, and vice versa.


When not designing T-shirt artwork for Amazing Stories, Duncan Long acts as the magazine’s art director. Long also creates a variety of science fiction, fantasy, and horror artwork for the covers of books and magazines. You can explore his artwork at Duncan Long’s Online Galleries.